Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
In the history of voter-outreach campaigns, there's never been anything quite like this. "The Great Schlep" kicked off last weekend as an attempt by young Jewish voters to convince their grandparents in Florida to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The movement -- spurred on by an Internet video featuring comedian Sarah Silverman -- is focused on convincing...
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The race between state Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D-District 19) and his Republican challenger Steve Kantrowitz -- who both happen to be Jewish and live in Chester County-- has largely been low-key, lacking partisan fireworks. Part of the reason for the tone of the contest is that both candidates seem to have little appetite for making the kind of statements that...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
While internships are a common rite of passage for many young adults, for Orthodox teens, it may not be all that simple, since their community faces challenges different from other communities (whether Jewish or not). With these distinctions in mind, the career strategies branch of JEVS Human Services last year launched Gesher L'Machar ("Bridge to the Future"), an internship program...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Sigmund Freud's famous case histories are perhaps best known for the Oedipal issues involved and the suppressed sexuality the pioneering psychoanalyst said he found in all of his patients, some of which was revealed through interpreting their dreams. But psychiatrist Dr. Harold Blum, who is director of the Sigmund Freud Archives and the former editor in chief of the Journal...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA, is helping to sharpen Israel's image in the eyes of adolescents. The Boston-based group has just released "Eyes on Israel," a secondary-school curriculum currently being used by more than 500 Jewish educators and institutions around the globe, including Stern Hebrew High School in Philadelphia and the Jewish Community...
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